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Monday Market Preview: Earnings Season Begins

Phil Davis | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Well, at least the expectations are low now. As you can see from the chart on the right, earnings have been revised down 30% in the past week (f...

Earnings Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Phil Davis | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Wow, what a rally! Yeah, yeah - go markets, BUYBUYBUY!!!  OK, now that we have that out of our system, how about we take a deep breath and ...

Will We Hold it Wednesday: S&P 2,000 Edition

Phil Davis | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

"Look for the big W." It's the plot of "A Mad, Mad, World" and also the chart pattern we're getting as the S&P 5...

Technical Tuesday -- Failure at the 50 DMA

Phil Davis | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we are again.   It was only Friday afternoon that we were predicting we'd bounce to our strong bounce lines and then test the...

Fedapalooza Friday: 6 Fed Speakers Flap the Markets

Phil Davis | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

What are these people so terrified of? Clearly the markets are not allowed to have even a normal correction before the Central Banksters le...

Window Dressing Wednesday: Don't be Fooled by False Profits!

Phil Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

So many things to talk about today.   None of it really matters as it's the last day of the month and windows have to be dressed and al...

Monday Market Movement: Make or Break for the Nasdaq

Phil Davis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Sometimes, you hit a critical point in the markets. This week, the Nasdaq, which is the only index we have that hasn't had a death cross, ha...

Trickle Down Failure Leads to Anarchy in the UK - Who's Next?

Phil Davis | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

You can ignore it if it makes you feel better but at least take these signs seriously and take what the media says with a grain of salt - guys who have billions of dollars are simply not going to tell you their assets are 20% over-valued, are they?

Thrilling Thursday: The Wild Market Ride Continues

Phil Davis | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

We're in cash, so we don't care. That's right, remember how we cashed out last week and how we had those disaster hedges in Friday m...

Hedging for Disaster - 3 Ways to Save Your Assets in a Market Collapse

Phil Davis | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

I sent out Alerts this morning that we will be cashing out our main Virtual Tracking Portfolios ahead of what we consider market conditions that are simply too unsafe to hold large, bullish positions in.

Who Are the Suckers?

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

On the face of it there was nothing extraordinary about various market experts expressing bearish opinions on the market.

The Amazing Harbinger of the Dow's 531-Point Slide, August 21, 2015

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Timothy J. Barnett

How could a stunning one-day decline in a 2,000 point index be projected within 2 points of the 1971.89 close? How could the Dow's ninth largest point decline ever, and largest point decline since August 8, 2011, be projected within one percent?

With China on the Ropes, Oil Plunging, Markets in Free Fall, How Do I Play Equities Now?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Friends often ask me, on huge down market days like Friday, what I think of equities moving forward. While I have earned decent long-term returns from Apple, several ETFs, and from trading around volatile names like Twitter, I don't give financial advice for a living.

S&P Faces Critical Test at 2,060 -- Will China Save Us?

Phil Davis | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we go again! The S&P Futures are re-testing that 2,060 level, which is 20 points below the 200-day moving average and, more importantly, 35...

China Down Another 6 Percent and U.S. Earnings Smell Like BS

Phil Davis | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

China has taken extraordinary measures to prop up the market yet they are already failing and once again we are rapidly approaching another test of the 200-day moving average.

The Secret to Successful Innovation: Not Being Afraid to Fail

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

To create an innovative culture and climate, managers need to make sure that all employees know that innovation is a job requirement. It should be woven into the fabric of the business and given a prominent place in job descriptions, procedures and performance evaluations.

Why the S&P 500 Is a Bad Benchmark | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money

let's examine the importance so many investors attach to the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average. U.S investors tend to heavily measure their portfolio performance against American indices, even though they have been proven not to be the best benchmarks.

Ben Walsh

Your 401(k) Will Be Fine Even Though Stocks Just Tanked | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

Markets do their thing –- go up and down -– and you do yours –- use tax incentives to save the best you can.

Will CNBC Market Negativity Again Bail Out Short Hedge Funds?

Terry Connelly | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Any TV news organization would rather cover a train wreck than an on-time arrival at the station. But CNBC's constant denigration of the equity market begs a question: why on earth would the cable network do their level best day in and day out to scare viewers out of the markets that they covers?

Newspapers' Going-Public Problem

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Robert Whitcomb

The Internet has long and glibly been cited as virtually the only reason for the sector's decline. But in fact, business reporters (they fear antagonizing their bosses) generally fail to note the huge and destructive impact (to journalism anyway) of public ownership.

A Stock-Market Milestone Is Reached, But Who Cares?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What can be said about a political process which so faithfully executes the wishes of the wealthy and powerful at everyone else's expense? The ever-widening gulf between our two economies reflects a breakdown in our democracy -- or, rather, a corruption of it on behalf of special interests.

S&P 500 Rises Above 2,000 Points For First Time

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index trades above 2,000 points for the first time. ...

The Worst President Since World War II? Uh, Guess Again

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Oh, Americans have such short memories -- made only worse by how pathetically poor many choose to be informed.

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them - Private Equity's New Strategy?

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Eileen Appelbaum

The PE industry's bread and butter -- using lots of debt to buyout companies (LBOs), take them over, and sell them a few years later at a huge profit -- is taking a back seat to PE's new strategy of betting on the stock market.

Washington Post Raises Price Surreptitiously

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

The cost of the Washington Post goes up on a regular basis and unfortunately the quality of the paper hasn't kept pace. Now they have found a way to i...